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    • Trawler Meets Ferry in Ocracoke, NC, off the AICW in Pamilco Sound

      Be careful out there folks, especially on holiday weekends and especially around larger vessels in close quarters!

      One more concern, evidently a 36-foot Albin trawler was struck by another boat Saturday night Sept 4th somewhere near Ocracoke. We saw the wrecked boat docked over by the channel entrance. Can’t say and don’t know what hit it, but was strong enough to dislodge the bridge structure halfway off the pilothouse and crack the hull. Heard the crew got off safely. Still afloat as of morning Sept 5th.
      Good luck to the crew and with all the challenges that will inevitably follow!
      I obscured the name and hailing port to protect the owner’s privacy, but this is what happens when Trawler meets Ferry. Saw this in Ocracoke Sunday. Was told by a few locals, the ferries have an awfully hard time in the channels maneuvering or slowing down, and that the ferry captain was in full reverse trying to avoid the trawler. Good luck to the unfortunate owner.
      Capt. Ben Matthews

      Click Here To View an Earlier Posting on Ocracoke, NC

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